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Jamie with the snowman she built in the grounds of Leckhampton Court Hospice

“Even during our darkest days, we found joy.”

For someone with a terminal illness, needing constant care, special Christmas moments can feel heartbreakingly out of reach - but they don’t have to be. That's why we've launched our Sue Ryder Christmas Appeal. In this blog post, supporter Jamie recalls how we gave her family the chance to share precious last moments together – festive memories they now treasure.

An older man reading the online community on his smartphone

Tips for coping with grief this Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Here are some tips and suggestions that may help.

Nelson Mandela's cell

Our responsibility on Global Human Rights Day

This Monday 10th December 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Lead Nurse in Palliative and End of Life Care Philip Ball reflects on how far we’ve come but warns that we mustn’t become complacent.

Cuerden Hall

Sue Ryder to open new neurological care centre at D'Urton Manor

We have today announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art Sue Ryder neurological care centre at the D’Urton Manor development in Eastway, Preston, in Lancashire.

The Neurological Alliance Patient Experience Survey 2018

Making neurological services better – one survey at a time

If you or a loved one have experience of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, brain injury or stroke, please complete the Neurological Alliance Patient Experience Survey.

Party-goers at Denise's party

Denise raises £7,000 to say thank you to our Palliative Care Hub Berkshire

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, Denise Shippen from Newbury was referred to her local Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire by her GP. As a way of showing her gratitude for the care she is receiving, Denise hosted a charity party to help raise vital funds.

Image of Clare Young, JustGiving's Most Creative Fundraiser 2018, with Caroline Jones (Knicker's Model's Own) and Anthea Turner

Knitting Gloucester widow crowned JustGiving's Most Creative Fundraiser in the UK

Clare Young created the ‘Work of Heart Garden’ in memory of her husband Ken, who was cared for at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, after being advised to knit by her psychologist to help manage her grief and the mental health symptoms she experienced following his loss. 

Katherine proudly showing off her 4 medals

Four half marathons in four weeks? Not in a month of Sundays!

During October 2018, Katherine took on four half marathons for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire. Here she talks about the highs and lows of a very special month of Sundays.

A long lonely road featuring the milestone of 10MPH

On milestones: the first anniversary of losing my wife and best friend

This time last year, Richard Littledale’s beloved wife Fiona died in her own home, surrounded by family and cared for by Sue Ryder Nurses. Here, Richard reflects on how he’s been coping with the approaching milestone and shares what has (and hasn’t) worked for him.

Jess Bacon and her dad

Why you should give bereavement counselling a try

“Initially, I thought no one could help me as no one could change what happened, but I’ve discovered that that isn't really the point of counselling at all.” Blogger Jess reflects on how, five years after her Dad’s death, counselling and therapy have helped her come to terms with her loss.